Students from the University of Evansville have decided to take their own action in educating the local community about Syria and explaining what is happening. Consisting of a diverse spectrum of students from all over the world including Syria and the United States, they come together to address the issues Syria and its people face today.
Known as Scholars for Syria, the group has created multiple efforts to accomplish their goals. One of their projects is providing a lecture series to cover an array of issues including religion, xenophobia, politics and more.
In this Trend program, we bring you the lecture that Imam Omar Atia gave addressing how Syria, a country that previously permitted the freedom of religion, was transformed by an outside group causing an environment of religious intolerance. After his speech, the Imam sits down with some of the University’s Syrian students in a panel discussion to answer questions from the audience.
For more information about the group and the projects that they are working on, you can visit their website at www.scholarsforsyria.com.